Orissa GK & Current Affairs 2020 Question Answers PDF

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Orissa GK & Current Affairs 2020

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  • The following Orissa General Knowledge & Current Affairs 2020 Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) question answers will be updated every month. This will helps all the candidates for preparing any Orissa govt. Jobs 2020 even Orissa state basis exam, where question comes from Orissa states only like OTET.

Orissa GK (General Knowledge)


1 April 1936



Largest city


Number of Districts


Name of Governor

Ganeshi Lal

Current Chief Minister

Naveen Patnaik

 Area & Rank 60,119 sq mi – 9th Rank

Population (2011)


External Link

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Orissa GK Question Answers

Which day is  celebrated as Odisha Day?

  • Odisha Day also known as Utkala Dibasa is celebrated on 1 April in Odisha in the memory of the formation of the state as a separate province on 1 April 1936.

What was first capital of Odisha?

  • Cuttack (1936-1948)

Which people of Odisha have been mentioned in the Mahabharata?

  • The Sabar people (also Shabar and Saora) are one of the scheduled tribes in India who live mainly in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal.

Which beach world’s largest nesting site for olive ridley sea turtles

  • The Gahirmatha beach in Bhitarkanika (Odisha) is the world’s largest nesting site for olive ridley sea turtles.

What was the first integrated steel plant in the public sector in India?

  • Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), in Rourkela, Odisha is the first integrated steel plant in the public sector in India.

In which place of India the first privatize electricity transmission and distribution businesses has been started?

  • Odisha was also the first state in India to begin to privatize its electricity transmission and distribution businesses. Between 1994 and 2000 Odisha’s former state electricity board (SEB) was restructured to form Gridco.

Where is the festival of harvest called Nuakhai celebrated by the people?

  • Its  is an agricultural festival mainly observed by people of Western Odisha in India.


  • Orissa is the 9th largest state by area, and the 11th largest by population.
  • The name of the state was changed from Orissa to Odisha, and the name of its language from Oriya to Odia, in 2011,
  • Oldest scripture of Odisha is the Madala Panji from the Puri Temple believed from 1042 AD.
  • After the first Oriya film Sita Bibaha in 1936, only two films were produced till 1951.
  • Roles to Eight (1951) was the first Oriya film with an English name.

Orissa Current Affairs 2020 Question Answers

Union Government gave its final approval for setting up of a Greenfield Electronic Park in which State to provide employment potential? (July)

  • Answer –  Odisha

Manimala Devi Passed away due to prolonged illness at the age of 86 in Odisha. She belonged to which field? (July)

  • Ans: Cinema

In which scheme, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is going to be extended to three lakh more beneficiaries from August 15? (June)

  • Answer –Madhubabu Pension Scheme

In which state’s capital, Union government is planned to host the Make in India Conference in the month of December 2016? (June)

  • Answer – Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Which state government announced Rs. 60 Lakh special incentive for Rio Olympic Qualifiers from the state?(July)

  • Answer –  Odisha

Which state Government formed judicial panel headed by Former High Court Justice Bimal Prasad Das for reforms in famous temple in State? (July)

  • Answer –  Odisha

Which government has decided to double the prize money of Unesco Kalinga Prize-2017 to $40,000? (June)

  • Answer –  Odisha

Which Sand Artist is done a world record by carving 100 sand chariots at the Puri beach in Odisha? (June)

  • Ans: Sudarsan Pattnaik

Which Government promulgated Office Language (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 for use of its state language as a tool for communication in official matters? (May 2016)

  • Answer –  Odisha

Which state government to set up 100 model schools to the existing in backward areas of the state on a priority basis during 2016-17? (May 2016)

  • Answer –  Odisha

Which State government has launched a scheme named Green Passage for Orphan students to promote higher studies for the students? (May 2016)

  • Answer –  Odisha

India Test fires indigenously built _________________________interceptor missile successfully from the launch complex of Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. (May 2016)

  • Answer – Advanced Air Defence

GC Mitra resigned from the post of Technical Core Committee Chairman of which Department and he is put on work in Odisha? (May 2016)

  • Answer – Archaeologial Survey of India

__________ Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme for farmers and pledged digging of at least one lakh bore wells to improve irrigation facilities. (May 2016)

  • Answer –  Odisha

The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary in ______ is rich in avifauna, reptilian and mammalian population. (May 2016)

  • Answer –  Odisha

Number of gram panchayats in ______ to increase by 500 to 600. (May 2016)

  • Answer –  Odisha

Constitution Amendment Order bill (Scheduled castes) which allows inclusion, exclusion of certain castes in Northern states was passed. Which is the only state that excludes certain castes from Scheduled Caste category? (March 2016)

  • Odisha
    Explanation: The People’s house passed the Amendment of Constitution (Scheduled Caste) order bill, 2016. The bill seeks to amend the Constitution Scheduled Castes Order 1950. Odisha excluded Barikki and Kummari

Which of the following has been elected as the general president for the 105th Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) for 2017-18?

  • Answer – D. Achyuta Samanta
    Dr. Achyuta Samanta has been elected as the general president for the 105th Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) scheduled for 2017-18. He becomes the second person from Odisha to be elected as President of the ISC after Prof Prana Krushna Parija (47th Session of ISC in 1960).

Which state Govt has launched Anwesha scheme to provide education to Scheduled castes and scheduled tribes children free of cost?

  • Answer – Odisha

Who has been awarded with Kalinga Samman 2014 for popularising science among the common man in Odisha? (November 2015)

  • Answer –Trilochan Pradhan

Which State has executed National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 that covers transgender community? (November 2015)

  • Answer – Odisha

To protect which species Odisha Government has imposed a 7- month ban on fishing?  (November 2015)

  • Answer – sea turtles

Which of the following villages has become the first one to be 100% solar powered village in Odisha? 

  • Answer – Baripatha

Which state approved fisheries policy 2015 to enhance the productivity and production of fish?

  • Answer – Odisha

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